The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


July 13, 2014

Daniel "Dan" Eugene Deck Sr.

Daniel “Dan” Eugene Deck Sr., 75, of Potomac, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home.

Dan was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Danville, the son of Howard and Frances Mabel (Smith) Deck.

He married Cathy Phillips on Nov. 6, 1976, in Rossville. She survives.

He also is survived by two sons, JR (Chris) Deck and Chad (Liz) Deck both of Potomac; daughter, Amanda Deck of Potomac; four grandchildren, Brynden Deck, Cole Deck, Jonathan Deck and Aidyn Deck; sister, Lois (Bob) Chesnut of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and James Deck; and two sisters, Barbara Romero and Peggy Goin.

Dan worked for several years in construction. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears and Fighting Illini. He also enjoyed fishing, watching the “O’Reilly Factor” and spending time with his family and grandkids.

Graveside services for Mr. Deck will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck, with Pastor Randy Holden officiating.

Memorials may be made in Dan’s name to the American Cancer Society. The family has entrusted the Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac to assist them in honoring Dan’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his Memorial Page at:

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